The spread of the flu, or the flu, is beginning to diminish in several regions of the United States after many hospitals have signaled an abnormally high number of admissions linked to the flu this season.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that the number of flu-related hospital admissions had dropped for the second consecutive week, after a similar drop in three consecutive weeks in the percentage of medical visits à la grippe.

Les responsables de la santé ont declared vendredi that 6.3% of outpatient medical visits last week were due to pseudo-influenza, compared to 7.5% just a month ago.

Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, on August 6, 2022.
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“Il semble que pour cette première vague d’activité (grippale), nous ayons peut-être vu le pire,” said Lynette Brammer du CDC, chef de l’équipe de surveillance de la grippe domestique du CDC.

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Malgré le declin de plusieurs semaines, Brammer exhorté les gens à rester prudent et à observant les comportements de sécurité sanitaire, car les données du CDC indicatent une activité flupale “élevée ou très élevé” dans 45 États.

“Ce n’est pas fini,” Brammer asserts.

Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University, downplays the recent trend, but does not predict the spread of the virus this season.

“Les viruses adorent vous faire passer pour un imbécile lorsque vous prédisez ce qu’ils vont faire,” he declared.

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Influenza vaccines are brought to the Los Angeles Community Resource Center and Blue Shield of California Health Plans to be delivered on October 28, 2022 in Lynnwood, California.
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Traditionally, la saison flupale annuelle begins in December or in January and lasts several weeks or months before pseudo-influenza symptoms do not begin to disappear in the general population.

Cette saison grippale actuelle a cependamente commencemente début novembre et sa propagation s’accompané de la pandemie de COVID et d’une augmentation du virus respiratory syncytial, ou VRS.

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A panel exhorting people to wear masks in the complex ISO-Q (isolation and quarantine) of the county of Clark and the city of Las Vegas in the parking lot of the Cashman Center on April 13, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A panel exhorting people to wear masks in the complex ISO-Q (isolation and quarantine) of the county of Clark and the city of Las Vegas in the parking lot of the Cashman Center on April 13, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Le CDC estimates qu’entre le 1er October 2022 and le 17 décembre 2022, il ya eu entre 190,000 et 400,000 hospitalizations et au moins 12,000 décès dus à la grippe aux États-Unis. These deaths include at least 17 infants.

“The CDC does not know the exact number of people who are sick and touched by the flu because the flu is not a notifiable disease in most regions of the United States,” the CDC said regarding its estimates. du fardeau cumulé de la grippe. ” Cependant, ces chiffres sont éstimées à l’aide d’un modèle mathématique, basé sur les taux observétes de case confirmed en laboratory. The accumulated burden of the flu is an estimate of the number of people who are sick, have consulted a health professional, have been hospitalized or have died as a result of the flu in certain laps of time. »

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In 2021, the CDC estimated qu’il y avait 100,000 hospital admissions and 5,000 cases treated in the United States

The CDC recommends that anyone aged 6 months or more be vaccinated against the flu.

L’Associated Press contributed reporting.